2GIG GC3e: Enrolling an Image Sensor

2GIG GC3e: Enrolling an Image Sensors

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hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to program an image sensor to a 2gig gc3e security system in order to use image sensors with your 2gig gc3e you will need to have the 2gig xcvr gc3 image sensor transceiver module installed we set that up in a different video it just uses a four wire connection with the panels on terminal blocks it doesn't take away the panel's ability to support the e-series encrypted sensors or the legacy 345 megahertz sensors from the honeywell 5800 series and the 2gig 345 megahertz series um so you're just adding it in very simple and it will allow you to support image sensors uh you go there is a couple things there are a couple things that you need to keep in mind uh you will need to have your system monitored and set up with alarm.com uh your image sensor is communicating with alarm.com uh through the panel actually i'm gonna show you a little bit of that as we get into it um but it's actually programming into a wireless zone you'll set it with a specific equipment code 99999 for alarm.com image sensor and once you get enrolled you'll actually see it in the image sensor menu so a little bit of specific things that you have to do when you're getting these enrolled but let's get into it we have our image sensor right here this is the one we'll be using today there are two image sensors you can use with the system you can use um the 2gig image 2 or the 2gig image 3. we have the 2gig image 3 which is the newer one it makes a little bit nicer images so that's cool um but they both enroll the same way but we're going to get into it um so let's start from the main screen of our 2gig gc3 network main screen for gc3e uh we're going to choose the 2gig logo in the upper right corner and we're going to be entering our installer code which ours is at the default of one five six one and we're gonna choose system configuration we're gonna choose wireless zones and we're gonna wait about five seconds or so for it to get into the menu and so we're in the menu now wireless zones and we're going to begin programming our image sensors so uh sensor type this is basically the response type for the sensor we're going to choose interior follower which is a common type of thing you would use for a motion sensor not a day zone we want interior follower um and then we're going to go to um sensor equipment type it's said as a motion we're fine with that actually so we're going to go to equipment code and we're going to change that to like i said 9999 which we're going to scroll down to find it which is the alarm.com image sensor it's on here somewhere there it is alarm.com image sensor um okay so we have that set uh the smart areas assignments we're going to keep that at s1 that's the partition that the motion sensor that the image sensor is assigned to and if you're using no partition on the system then you usually just assign it to s1 if you are using different partitions and you want to assign it to a different one you can do so up to four partitions on the system okay image sensor id this is actually where the magic happens here um so the way that this is going to enroll we're going to we're going to auto enroll it we're going to do so by powering on the sensor uh first we have to open up the sensor we just slide down the back and you see we have one battery installed but we are missing another double a battery which we have right here we're going to insert it but not until i press learn on here because then the panel will begin listening for a signal and then we'll power on the sensor we'll wait a little bit and we'll see that the led turns on and we'll hopefully get the image sensor enrolled so let's press learn on here it's listening and we're going to just insert our double a battery our lithium double a battery that came included with the motion sensor the image sensor by the way image sensor not motion sensor you see there is an led on the sensor that is lighting up so we're just going to see if that rolls we do have to wait a little bit so we'll just let that go for a second and there we go found image sensor one that's uh what we wanted there so we're going to choose accept and uh this is when we can do the final settings here equipment age new or existing it doesn't matter um just keep yours at new or change it to existing it really doesn't matter it doesn't affect anything at all uh transmission delay that's going to put a little bit of a delay on the system if this sensor causes an alarm on the system that is when this sensor will produce an image by the way um we'll keep our transmission delay disabled we just want it to send as quickly as possible if we do get an alarm voice descriptor this is essentially the name for the image sensor we'll give it a name we'll give it hallway image sensor so we'll do hallway and then we'll do i for image sensor and we'll do done hallway image sensor that's what we'll call it sensor reports you want to have that enabled that's so that the system will communicate with alarm.com in the event that this causes an alarm on the system and then you know produces images so we'll keep that enabled sensor reports we will also we'll since reports will keep that enabled sensor supervised we'll keep that enabled as well that will have the system listen for a check-in signal from the sensor periodically and make sure it's still online it's powered on not taken away not removed from the location so we'll keep that enabled and sensor chime we're going to keep that disabled you can you can put a chime if you want but uh for a motion sensor and image sensor you really have those disabled usually those are more for door and window contact sensors but we're fine with our settings so we're going to go to return to system configuration and we're going to press the return arrow on the left side and we're going to do save now we're back at the main screen of our 2gig gc3e so let's check the image sensor menu to see what we have in there so we're at the main screen of our 2gig gt3e 2gig logo in the upper right we're going to enter in our installer code at the default one five six one and we're gonna do system configuration and we're gonna do image sensors and you see we have our image sensor enrolled with the system um now the system did have to communicate with alarm.com to make this happen um we get some information on here we have the battery life the signal strength the rules are synced we can change the sensitivity level if we want to um which might be a good option if you're doing a pet immunity set it to low um and you also set the high if you really want it to be as active as possible or just keep our errors at normal but you see we do get that option in there it is on zone one it does show the wireless zone that is assigned remember that you have up to 100 wireless zones on the 2gig gc3e but uh that is how you enroll um your image sensor with the system um you do wanna request an authorization code um to how to communicate with alarm.com this is actually part of the setup so make sure you do this um when you're you know finishing up the setup and everything so have your system online communicating with alarm.com and so you can get the authorization code and you can have that set up so let's go back to the main screen here and we're done setting up our image sensor with um the 2gig gc3 and our alarm.com account so you have any questions about the 2gig image 3 the 2gig gc3e 2gb image 2 um image sensors alarm monitoring services send an email to support alarmgrid.com if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos we hope you enjoyed the video thank you